Not very! At Boulder Kambo we actually encourage new clients to not spend too much time searching Kambo videos on youtube. In the age of digital acceptance, these videos exaggerate the process to attain likes and are a very poor representation of Kambo and how it benefits the body.
One of the biggest misconceptions of Kambo is that it is a cleanse and toxins must be vomited out of the body to receive Kambo benefits. This couldn't be further from the truth. Human biology simply doesn't work this way. All the healing benefits from Kambo come from the bioactive peptides found in the Kambo. Whether you purge or not, you will still receive all the healing benefits of Kambo.
When Kambo enters the body it sets off a chain of pharmacological reactions of smooth muscle contraction of the gastrointestinal system to stimulating organs to release their components that keep the body in homeostasis. This is a good thing as all systems are coming online. But because the systems of the body are engaging at once this can leave us with the feeling of having flu like symptoms for a short period of about 20 minutes. In this 20 minutes you may experience nausea and some will experience a purge. Although the purge isn't required to attain the physical benefits of Kambo, many have claimed to have had an enormous spiritual or psychological release during a Kambo purge.
Everyone's worst fear from a Kambo session is that they may not make it to the bathroom. You will!!! We've never had anyone not make it the bathroom. Although you may feel the need to go, it won't be an emergency. We see that all your needs are met including bathroom availability. Set that fear aside. It won't be an issue.
Yes! Kambo’s scientific research began in 1980 thanks to the Italian pharmacologist Vittorio Erspamer of the University of Rome. He was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize and is considered to be the first scientist to analyze Kambo in the laboratory concluding that Kambo contains a “fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications unmatched by any other amphibian.” In 2011 Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have won an award for ground breaking research on Kambo and Cancer.Since 1966, many peptides in the Kambo secretion have been isolated, characterized and synthesized. As a testimony to its medicinal properties there are more than 70 Kambo patents registered in the pharmaceutical world, mainly in the United States.
Absolutely! Kambo is currently legal in every country in the world.
It is best to not have specific expectations. As we are all made up differently and have different physical and psychological ailments, Kambo works with each of us a little differently giving us what our body needs. The peptides in Kambo are signaling molecules that instruct the body to find homeostasis or balance. For some this is pain management as there are peptides in Kambo that are thousands of times more potent than morphine just without the addictive high only leaving you with relief of pain. Some that suffer from chronic fatigue find benefit from Kambo peptides stimulating their adrenal cortex and pituitary glands. Some find relief in depression, anxiety and PTSD from the peptides in Kambo re-balancing hormones. Although some do not receive exactly what they were wanting, most will tell you they received something they were needing.